Age-Restricted Communities: How to Comply with Federal and State Law


  • March 9, 2020
  • /   Emmett Egger, Daniel McIntosh & James Kattelmann
  • /   Articles,Senior Housing
age restricted communities
Many communities desire to place age restrictions on who can live in the community as such restrictions allow a community to provide the benefits of senior housing to its residents, including a prohibition of children under the age of eighteen (18) or nineteen (19)

Coronavirus - Does Force Majeure Apply?


  • March 5, 2020
  • /   Emmett Egger, Daniel McIntosh & Michael Gibbons
  • /   Articles,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force
coronavirus force majeure
The coronavirus has disrupted the economy and business activity, making it difficult or challenging for some parties to honor their contractual obligations.

Three Lowndes Attorneys Promoted to Senior Associate


  • March 4, 2020
  • /   
  • /   Press Releases
promoted to senior associate
Orlando, FL – Lowndes is pleased to announce that attorneys Hallie Fisher, Adam Lewis, and Matt McMurtrey have been promoted to senior associate, effective immediately.

State law, charter conflict stall residential developments in Orange County


  • February 26, 2020
  • /   Stephen Hudak & Amanda Rabines
  • /   Media Coverage,Land Use
state law charter conflicts
As many as 20 proposed residential developments in Orange County are on hold because of crowded schools and a conflict between the county charter and a new state law. The impasse is not easily fixed as it could require either new state legislation

Recent Changes to Florida Appellate Rules of Procedure


  • February 18, 2020
  • /   Jennifer R. Dixon
  • /   Articles,Appellate Law
Florida appellate rules
In January 2020, the Florida Supreme Court adopted three subtle, but significant changes to the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure:

Emotional Support Animals: Do They Have To Live Here?


  • February 14, 2020
  • /   Rebecca Rhoden
  • /   Articles,Real Estate
emotional support animals
Recognizing the drastic increase in the number of requests being made to housing providers for “emotional support animals” by residents who do not appear to be disabled, at the end of January, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued new guidance

Something New for Lenders to Think About: Divisions


  • February 11, 2020
  • /   David E. Peterson
  • /   Articles,Creditors Rights
LLC Divisions
The Delaware legislature has enacted a change to Delaware LLC law that enables a single LLC to divide into two or more LLCs. The “division” concept is the converse of a merger.

Plans to replace old Ranch Mall in Winter Park with a luxury project move forward


  • February 6, 2020
  • /   Amanda Rabines
  • /   Media Coverage,Land Use
ranch mall winter park
Lowndes attorney Rebecca Wilson represented Oviedo-based developer Hill Gray Seven in the proposed redevelopment of the old Ranch Mall in Winter Park. The proposed project would feature a mix of luxury retail, restaurants and office space spanning 24,000 square feet

Departing United Arts after 8 years, Flora Maria Garcia retires ‘on a high note’


  • January 31, 2020
  • /   
  • /   Media Coverage
United Art
After nearly eight years at the helm of the region’s largest cultural-advocacy organization, Flora Maria Garcia will retire on Jan. 31. “I feel good, and it seems like a good time for me to exit,” said Garcia, who has been president and CEO of United Arts of Central Florida

Getting a Seat at the Table


  • January 31, 2020
  • /   
  • /   Media Coverage
Seat at the Table
Once upon a time, the “marketing director” at a law firm was likely to be a legal “secretary” who printed out attorney bios and ordered business cards. In time when a “white glove” approach to relationship building was all that was deemed necessary, marketing and business de